Clients don’t come to me with their problems- they come to me with solutions that have not been working and/or not working as well as expected. Research indicates that a key factor in effective therapy and the client accomplishing their therapeutic goals, is the working relationship between the client and therapist. I will do whatever is I can to hold up my end of the bargain, accommodate your needs/wants and make this process as stress free (and enjoyable) as possible.
At this point of the bio I can start throwing out many different treatment modalities that I use, explain my theoretical framework or use catchy phrases like 'unconditional positive regard, client centered treatment' however, I find that to be effective in my role I need to explain things in ways that they can easily be understood. I imagine that we all have an invisible bucket we carry around with us on a daily basis. Sometimes we add things (stressors) to our bucket and sometimes those around us dump some of their things in our bucket also. When our bucket has become overfilled, this is when problems begin to develop in our day to day lives. My goal is to give you a safe place to empty your overflowing bucket and learn ways to keep it from getting overfilled.
We will explore your issues, help you to articulate what you're feeling/thinking and strategize on how to make meaningful, lasting change (as a bonus, I might even make you crack a smile or laugh on occasion.) Being human, it is hardwired in us to seek comfort and predictability. We gravitate to what is familiar. It is not an easy thing to actively work against that hardwiring, choosing to take effective action rather than maintaining status quo. The personal growth and insight that can occur from our sessions is much like learning and preparing to do a backflip for the first time. It is not easy but it is simple. So are you ready to learn to do backflips?
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Thom is a great therapist, he’s open minded and full of knowledge. He made me feel comfortable and helped a ton.
Written on Oct 17, 2023 after therapy with Thom for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
My therapist Thom Barry is not only a well read professional that is traditional and current in his approach, he also listens and offers practical advice for our modern day challenges. If you want to truly grow, therapy is a big part of breaking the cycles that are holding you back. Lean into yourself and invest in Better Help for a better you.
Written on Sep 20, 2023 after therapy with Thom for 4 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and adhd
Fantastic therapist, very kind and patient with me. I'm happy to call him my therapist. I have definitely recommended him to my coworkers.
Written on Sep 18, 2023 after therapy with Thom for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Thom has really helped me identify patterns in my own behavior and equipped me with tools to counter them in order to have a more positive outcome. I’ve learned so much more about myself through our discussions, and Thom always knows how to challenge my perspectives and get me thinking about things in a different light.
Written on Sep 14, 2023 after therapy with Thom for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
He is a very genuine person with a good heart. Someone you can trust opening up to and knowing that he won’t judge you for your actions, but help you talk yourself through them.
Written on Sep 06, 2023 after therapy with Thom for 1 month on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Thom is a wonderful listener and gets to the heart of the issue in a safe, enjoyable way. He develops practical steps to take and I've found it really helpful!
Written on Jun 28, 2023 after therapy with Thom for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd